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timbuktu, 52 days

Zero to hero in Zagora

April 14th 2019
A small date stone props up the water jar ~ Moroccan Proverb HE SAID... Today we were travelling southeast from Ait Benhaddou to Zagora (via Ouarzazate). After a quick visit to a women’s carpet weaving cooperative down the road from our hotel, we piled into a minibus and left the quiet dusty village of Ait Benhaddou at 9:30am. We were travelling to the ... read more
Africa » Morocco » Souss-Massa-Draâ » Zagora

Moroccan Flag In 788, about a century after the Arab conquest of North Africa, successive Moorish dynasties began to rule in Morocco. In the 16th century, the Sa'adi monarchy, particularly under Ahmad AL-MANSUR (1578-1603), repelled foreign invaders and inaugurate... ... read more
26th October 2019

We are not the only ones
I thought we were the only ones who could come up with the idea of going to Zagora. We ran a half marathon in the desert when we were there. That was great experience. /Ake
28th October 2019

Re: We are not the only ones
Wow! That would have been a tough half marathon! We like including places like Zagora to give us as much a sense of the country as possible. And it was a much needed stop on the way to the Sahara :)

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